California state legislators propose requiring the state’s OSHA program to adopt health standards for fashion models to combat “enduring physical harm” by industry demands for thinness.
OSHA’s Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health has new members.
Notable proposed fines
$187,000 to a campground in Corinth, NY, for electrical violations that included lockout/tagout and safety training
$144,830 to four Florida contractors for fall protection and ladder violations
$124,740 to a copper wire manufacturer in Sherburne, NY, for several hazards, including amputation risks and falls
$116,900 to an Ohio contractor for fall protection violations in connection with the fatal fall of a roofer at a Cincinnati worksite
$104,000 to a Connecticut steel foundry for failing to protect workers from electrical, chemical, mechanical and fire hazards
$102,900 to a roofing contractor in Massachusetts for violations related to an aerial lift tip-over that killed a worker after a fall
$62,370 to a hazardous waste incineration facility in Ohio for respirator and personal protective equipment violations after an employee was hospitalized for toxic chemical exposure
$43,080 to a New Jersey roofing contractor for fall protection violations stemming from the 25-foot fatal fall of a worker from the roof of a warehouse
Happening this week
Feb. 29 – An informal public stakeholder hearing on a proposed beryllium rule
March 3 – Deadline to register for a public stakeholder meeting discussing OSHA’s draft update to its Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
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